Jambalaya with Fresh Fruit Recipe - Allrecipes.com

Jambalaya with Fresh Fruit

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"Fruit is incorporated into a classic jambalaya recipe to create a sweet and savory delight! Combine fresh pineapple, mangoes and apples, or choose your favorite. Use chicken apple or chicken mango sausages to enhance the flavor."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a 2 quart casserole dish with lid.
  2. Place the flour in a shallow dish. Dip the sausages into the flour to coat evenly.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the sausages, turning to brown all sides, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  4. Using the same skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Stir in the onion, green pepper, garlic, and bay leaves; stir and cook until tender, about 2 minutes. Combine the rice with the pepper mixture; stir and cook until the rice turns opaque, about 3 minutes. Stir in the thyme, salt, chili powder, white and black peppers, red pepper flakes, wine, tomatoes, and chicken broth. Add the sausages; increase heat to high and bring the mixture to a boil. Transfer the rice mixture to the large pot and cover.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. Remove pot from the oven. Stir in the shrimp, pineapple, mango, and apple; blending thoroughly with the rice mixture. Cover and bake until shrimp is cooked, 10 to 15 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 09, 2008

I submitted this recipe and it was changed by the all recipe people. I only called for pineapple, not mango and apple. I think that with all that fruit, I would have to agree with the earlier review that it is too much.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 29, 2007

The jambalaya without fruit wasn't bad it was ok. With the fruit unfortunately it really wasn't very good!! Sorry but I would pass on this one :(

Apr 27, 2008

I used Ingredient Search for pineapple, chicken and sausage. This is the only recipe that came up. I read to the end, and almost cried when I saw "apples" and "mango." I thought the author of the recipe was going overboard. Just the pineapple would have been sufficient. Glad to hear the author didn't add those two atrocious ingredients. I made this dish WITHOUT the apples and mango, and it came out splendidly.

Jul 21, 2008

I made this without the apple, and doubled both the mango and pineapple. It was delish! A little Jamaican jerk hot sauce on the side helped for those in the family that like a little extra spice. A new family fave.

Aug 03, 2009

Yummy! I used Quinoa instead of the Rice since that's what I had. I also didn't bother putting it in the oven, just did it all in the saucepan on the stove. Only used pineapple (not other fruits) as others suggested. Sub'd turkey sausage (pre-cooked so added at end just after the shrimp was almost done cooking)... turned out great. Also used small yellow/red sweet peppers instead of green pepper and 1/2 a jalapeno. This is a keeper!

Apr 25, 2012

Yum. I used just fresh pineapple and mango. Chose regular smoked sausage and cooked it all in one pan, an enamel coated dutch oven. After first oven cooking, rice looked dry so added the remaining petite diced tomatoes from a 15 ounce can and a few ounces more white wine.

May 03, 2008

Made this for dinner and really enjoyed the flavor, however the rice did not cook entirely. Not sure if it was the type of rice I used (traditional long grain brown), or if the ratio of liquid to rice was incorrect. Overall, enjoyed the combination in this jambalaya.

Mar 31, 2013

Wow! This recipe truly is a 5-star winner. Following the submitter's review about not including apple in the original submission, I left it out. I agree with others, that it would not have been as good with the apple, but was WONDERFUL with everything but the apple. For the wine, I used sherry, and it was perfect. I'll definitely be adding this to my short list of recipes good enough for special guests. Thanks for submitting it!


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  • Calories
  • 478 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 55 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 123 mg
  • 41%
  • Fat
  • 15.9 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 24.9 g
  • 50%
  • Sodium
  • 1074 mg
  • 43%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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